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Veggie Pizza

I was heading over to a friends house to eat a bit of pizza before going to the movies to watch Julie and Julia. My girlfriend made a pizza for our husbands and children and I made this pizza...

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Coleslaw with a Kick

While shopping at Trader Joe’s the other day, we headed over to the sample table. They had this simple yet delicious coleslaw available for tasting. I loved the spicy peanut vinaigrette with the crunchy peanuts and sweet raisins. My...

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Chocolate Chip and Walnut Zucchini Bread AND a Giveaway

I got a HUGE zucchini from Jack (my very sweet and generous neighbor) and decided to use it in a zucchini chocolate chip bread. I used whole wheat flour and the last of my Xagave (sugar substitute) to make...

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Chicken, Black Bean and Caramelized Red Onion Quesadilla

I wanted a quick and simple meal that would go well with the fresh avocado and corn salsa that I made. I had leftover roasted chicken to use up so I decided to make quesadillas. I mixed up the...

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Avocado and Corn Salsa

My generous neighbor Jack gave me a bunch of fresh corn and tomatoes from his garden. I was making a Mexican meal for dinner and decided to incorporate the fresh veggies into a salsa. I’ve been seeing a lot...

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White Chocolate and Semi Sweet Chocolate Swirl Chip, Coconut, Pecan Cookies

The name may be a mouthful but these cookies are absolutely amazing. We were having friends over for dinner and the kids and I decided it would be fun to bake cookies for dessert. I was going to use...

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Roasted Chicken with Fingerling Potatoes, Mushrooms and Green Beans

It was cloudy and cool last week so I was happy to use my oven to roast veggies and meats. I was craving chicken and decided to roast some fingerling potatoes, mushrooms, red onions and green beans right along...

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Grilled Blackened Salmon with Pineapple Mango Salsa

I found a really fresh and delicious looking salmon at Costco recently and decided to grill it up with some blackened seasonings and serve it topped with a pineapple mango salsa. The spicy fish was so delicious with the...

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Bread

I was recently sent a sugar replacement product called Xagave as well as a cookbook and I was excited to try some recipes. I love that the Xagave is all natural without a bunch of chemicals. It has a...

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Balsamic Green Bean and Potato Salad

My generous neighbor Jack gave me a huge bag of freshly picked green beans – aren’t I so lucky to be his neighbor? I had some small baby Dutch potatoes in the refrigerator that needed to be used up...